Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Infamous X-Mann - History In The Making

The Infamous X-Mann - History In The Making
X-Mann is a rapper from the northside of Houston, TX. This is his sophomore effort and it is the follow up to "The Man Behind The Madness." X-Mann was also a late member of the infamous Trinity Garden Cartel. History In The Making was released on his own label, X-Werks Entertainment in 2005. Production is provided by the great Mike B. The beats are an ensemble of legit tracks which are laced with that southern funk. The samples and hooks are all well used and they certainly carry that H-Town sound. Lyrics are well written but can be bland at times. X-Mann delivers his raw style with an overwhelming force and at times, comes off as overly repetitive. Featuring on the album is OG Style, Cory Mo, 55, JD, P-Dot, Humpdog, Paul Revere, Camillion, A-Dog, Chill, Snake, J-Ram, Lil' Blue, Lil' O and Hawk of the Screwed Up Click. Overall it is a decent record and one that tries to live up to its' name but it happens to fall just a tad bit short.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

C4 - Amerikan Terrorist

C4 - Amerikan Terrorist
C4 is a rapper straight out of Missouri City, TX. He has been in the business for many years and he came up with the likes of the Fakkulty, Street Military and Z-Ro to just name a few. He is known for his excellent timing and remarkable delivery. He debuted in 2005 with the album "Evolution Of The Live Wire." This is his third album and it was released in 2008 on The Bomb Fakktory. Production is split between Verno, Dope-E of the Terrorists and Icey Hott of Street Military. The end result is an assortment of fabulously arranged yet strictly southern tracks. The catchy beats carry multiple instruments and they definitely become a sensation to listen to. His lyrics are a broad showcase of raw and gritty rhymes and he delivers them immaculately at a sensible speed. Features on the album are courtesy of K-Rino, Lil' V of the Fakkulty, Icey Hott of Street Military, B-1, Freestyle Dre, Mac, Soulja, Drank, Anthony Kizzee, K1, Meta Knight and Fatman. C4's work has been influenced by many artists from Houston and this record certainly proves that. Along with that, he keeps the main content rough and rugged. Overall its a very powerful and compelling record which sets the example bar high and brings a much welcomed change in the watered down rap industry of today.

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The Greatest ft. Icey Hott

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lil' 3rd - King Of Cloverland

Lil' 3rd - King Of Cloverland
Lil' 3rd is a rapper from Houston, TX. He represents from the notorious neighborhood of Cloverland, located on the southside of town. He was a member of the Botany Boys as well as the original Screwed Up Click. This is his second solo record and it was released in 2004 on Off Da Chain Entertainment. Production is handled by Hardhead Shawn. He puts the keyboard to good use and quickly laces the album with tight beats. Some of them are borrowed from other artists but most of them are original. 3rd has always been a stand out lyricist. Ever since his early days with the Botany B.G.'z, he has been coming hard with his flow. His rhymes are very versatile which in turn gives him the ability to easily check the mic. Featuring artists are Head of the Botany Boys, Trae, Jo Jo, Black Boy, Heard, Jimmy D, T.I. and the Pimp Squad Clique (P.S.C.). Overall its a very solid release and one that somehow went unnoticed. The record also contains various disses towards fellow Cloverland rapper, Lil' Flip. The feud between the two rappers started when Lil' Flip entitled his album "The Leprechaun." At the time of Flip's album release, Lil' 3rd was incarcerated. References have been made by 3rd in his prior recordings, proposing to be the leprechaun. The feud still exists today and Lil' 3rd claims to be the original leprechaun. He has also recently acquired a new alias as Young 3rd.

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Keep Talking ft. T.I.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa

Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa
Yungstar is a rapper from the southwest side of Houston, TX. He has been rapping since the age of ten and he was also a member of the Screwed Up Click. He is known for his tongue flipping rhymes and fast paced freestyles which he recorded with the legendary DJ Screw. This is his debut album and its also the original version which was released in 1999 on Straight Profit Records. Production is done by Sean Lee, Slack, Ron Forest, Jhiame and Craig Bird. The beats can simply be described as Texas funk. They contain some solid samples and banging bass lines. Yungstar and the Straight Profit Block Bleeders take advantage of every track and they use their trademark rhyme schemes all through out. Almost every rapper from the southwest side is featuring on this record. Guest appearances are made by Z-Ro, Dat Boy Grace, L.O.S., Wood of the Half Dead Organization, C-Nile The Golden Child, 2 Low, Lil' Flex, Al-D, C-Note of the Botany Boys, Lil' O, T-Pop, Ace Deuce, Papa Reu, South Park Mexican, PSK-13, Lil' Flip, R.W.O., Solo D, Silkk Breeze, Deep Threat, Black 1, Trey-D, J-Mac, Den Den and Jasmine. The album also contains a seventeen minute freestyle and it is known as the Straight Profit version of the infamous June 27th, which was originally created by DJ Screw. Overall its a wonderful debut album that jump started Yungstar's career and it managed to sell well over 40,000 copies. It was later picked up by Epic Records and re-released in a revised form in 2000.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

C-Major - Batteries Not Included

C-Major - Batteries Not Included
C-Major is a rapper from the northside of Houston, TX. He is affiliated with the Killa Klan and was also a member of the notorious Gang Society. This is his debut solo album and it was released in 2001 on Affiliated Entertainment. Production is handled by E-Sharp of the Gang Society, Swift, Wish and Muhammad2G. The beats are an ensemble of gangsta ballads and notable club bangers. Heavy bass lines along with menacing hooks caress each track. C-Major was always regarded as a very raw lyricist. His distinct tone and superb ability to rhyme is unmatched. He certainly comes hard on this one and provides the listeners with solid lyrics. Appearances on the album are by Hawk of the Screwed Up Click, E-Sharp of the Gang Society, Endo, Many Facez, Billy Cook, General Tremendous, Doggie, Big Kirk, Mr. Slick and Bus. C-Major happens to be the only artist from the Gang Society who has released a solo album. Although this record did not sell especially well and it ended up being discontinued, it still does not disappoint with the prime content.

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Down 4 Whatever

Monday, February 16, 2009

The 144 Elite - Agreeables +Vs- Disagreeables

The 144 Elite is a group that represents from the southside of Houston, TX and is comprised with members of the South Park Coalition. The group is led by the legendary K-Rino and consists of Dope-E, Justice Allah, MJ and the female emcee/singer, Mayadia. This is their debut album and it was released in 2007 on Black Book International. Production is effectively done by Dope-E and he sticks to his South Park roots. He is assisted by DJ Kong, G. Sharp and Ditch Music. Together, they provide nothing but solid tracks, back to back. The beats are mostly composed of simple synths and also show signs of light sampling. The lyrics are an eclectic mix of street rhymes and conscious flows. A good balance of higher level thinking is presented through out the record. Featuring artists are Klondike Kat, Kuwait, Soul Provider, Ranus, DirtChile and Mr. Mon. Although the album is a perfect blend of musical flavor and the group easily defies categorization, it could not garner much attention. Also the name of the group is derived from the Bible Revelations 14:3.

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1-9 Iron Rods ft. Klondike Kat & DirtChile




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Saturday, February 14, 2009

3-2 - The Wicked Buddah Baby

3-2 or Mr. 3-2, is a rapper from the neighborhood of Hiram Clarke in Houston, TX. He was also known as Lord 3-2 in the early 90's. He was a member of the group called the Convicts, the Blac Monks and the Southside Playaz. This is his debut solo album and it was released in 1996 on Rap-A-Lot Records. The team behind the production are none other than the highly skilled and legendary producers known as Mike Dean, John Bido, N.O. Joe, Crazy C and Swift. They dropped some of the most funkiest and mellowest beats ever to grace a record. While 3-2 is known for his smooth vocal delivery and laid back flow. The combination of beats and lyrics set the album up perfectly. It holds the ability to ride and play itself out. Featuring on the record is UGK, Too $hort, Southside Playaz, Sonia Moore, 8-Ball and MJG. The album also contains an excellent remix of the Blac Monk track known as "Buddah Nature." Overall the record sustains great material along with an all-star appearance of guests and it is considered to be in the classic category.

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Buddah Nature (Remix)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bavu Blakes - Create & Hustle

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Bavu Blakes is a rapper from Austin, TX. He has been writing rhymes since the age of five. This is his debut album which was originally released independently in 2002 and it managed to sell over 2000 units. It was later picked up by Bomb Hip-Hop Records and distributed nationally in 2003. Production is provided by DJ Nick Nack, DJ Phyfteen and DJ Massive. The beats are an immense display of melody, rhythm and mood. They are well crafted with live instruments that includes powerful jazz and guitar riffs along with some solid drums and bass. Lyrically is where Bavu shines. His cleverly poetic and thought provoking rhymes entices every listener's ear. His subject matter is diverse as well as original. Featuring on the album is DJ Logic, Baby G, Jade and S'ence. The album focuses on its' content rather than the typical bandwagon material. Blakes is an artist who is concerned with creative substance and originality. He demonstrated that with the release of this album and will continue that trend on the next one.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bad Akktors

Bad Akktors is a group from Missouri City, TX. Also known as Mo' City in Houston, TX. The three members are Toon, Triple D and K1. This is their self titled debut album and it was released in 2002 on Bad Akktor Records. Production is handled by Kenneth Coats and James Maggie. The beats tend to be very harmonic. They consistently hit hard all through out and also fit the groups' style perfectly. All three members are dope lyricist. Their distinct rhymes are fast paced and they carry decent amounts of word play. Featuring on the album is Lil' Flea of Street Military and members of the Fakkulty that includes Kook, Water Boy and Lil' V. Overall its a wonderful debut album and one that managed to slip through the cracks. The group is currently in the process of recording their second album entitled "Hard Work."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mojoe - Classic.Ghetto.Soul.

Mojoe - Classic. Ghetto. Soul.
Mojoe is a duo from San Antonio, TX. It consists of Easy Lee and Tre. This is their debut album and it was released in 2003 on Music World Entertainment. The smooth grooving production is done by Matthew Knowles and Mojoe. The beats are derived from live instruments and are completely free of samples along with synthesizers. The strategically placed tracks carry influences of soul, blues, jazz and funk. The group serves its' listeners with poetic rhymes and catchy flows. Lyrics are intended to be deep and they ooze with word play. Featuring artists on the album are Katt Daddy, Peace The Soul Son, Ron Horne, Bavu Blakes and Roger Blevins. Mojoe's unorthodox content is a display of true talent and their promising approach towards music is filled with potential. Even though the group is highly under rated and under played, they managed to release their second album called "Dirty Genes" in 2008.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Boonie Locc - Dahellwitcha

Boonie Locc - Dahellwitcha
Boonie Locc is a rapper originally from Beaumont, TX. He later moved to Port Arthur, TX and became a member of the Inner Soul Clique. This is his debut album and it was released in 2000 on Inner Soul Records. Production on Dahellwitcha is done by J-Will, DJ DMD and Rico Lee. They execute nothing but hard hitting southern beats with tons of melodic precision. Tracks are laced with dope samples, deep bass lines and funky instruments. Boonie comes hard with his solid flow. His raw lyrics are filled with word play and he manages to infectiously deliver them. Featuring artists are members of the Inner Soul family which include the likes of DJ DMD, Bull, Lee Masta, Superb Herb, Momo, Suga Bear, QB and Big Smokin' Mitch. This album also contains part 2 of the infamous "Boonie Locc Off The Dome" freestyle. Besides DJ DMD, Boonie Locc is the only other artist to release an album on the Inner Soul label. Although the contents of this record are undeniably excellent, it could not gain much attention and happens to be very slept on.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Money Waters - Swalhaggin

Money Waters - Swalhaggin
Money Waters is a rapper from Dallas, TX. He debuted in 2003 with the blues inspired album, "The Porch." He was also named among "The Best Of 2004" by Murder Dog Magazine. Swalhaggin is the title of his sophomore album and it is meant to be read backwards. It was released in 2006 on Soullsys Music. Production is handled by Kerav Shimon, George Guerin and Money Waters. The beats range from soul and blues influenced to straight southern funk. Money's lyrics are on point and he tends to be very consistent with them. His drawly flow accommodates the beats really well. The subject matter is diverse and it can be heartfelt at times. Featuring on the album is Young Bleed, Mojoe, Bobo Luchiano, C-Pone, Chalie Boy, Six-2, Tequila, Limp Legg, Lil' Tex, Bavu Blakes, Coach Cognac, Uncle Pauly, Grand Supreem, Oleman, Kabaal and Guillotine. Although this record is not as revolutionary as his first one, it is still a very solid release. Money Water's mixture of rap and blues won't redefine either genre but the combo makes a dynamically powerful statement.

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Eva Changin' ft. Six-2 & Young Bleed


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

DJ DMD - Forty-Four: 3rd Coast Classics Vol. 1

DJ DMD - Forty-Four: 3rd Coast Classics Vol. 1
DJ DMD is an extremely talented producer and rapper from Port Arthur, TX. He has worked with many artists from the south and has contributed generously to the southern genre. This is a greatest hits album compiled by Inner Soul Records in 2002. It was released in an attempt to commemorate DMD's retirement from the rap game. Production is done by the one and only DJ DMD. The record includes many notorious cuts DMD has made during his powerful career. Ten of the twelve tracks are from his three previous albums and two are unreleased. Features are courtesy of DJ Screw, Lil' Keke, Pimp C of UGK, Fat Pat, Mike D, Lee Masta, Boonie Locc, Momo, Superb Herb, QB, Ricky Diamondz, James Greer and Vernon Chaisson. The album also contains the extended version of the infamous Screwed Up Click song known as "So Real." Overall the record is compiled superbly and the tracks are very fine picked. DJ DMD was the man responsible for many known hits that were derived in the south, which in turn gives Forty-Four a spot in every collection.

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Dem Dirty South Boyz - Gotta X-Cape The Pain

Dem Dirty South Boyz - Gotta X-Cape The Pain
Dem Dirty South Boyz is a group from New Orleans, LA. It consists of Assasin, Creepa, E-Legal, Mask, Cowboy, Class and Rik. Gotta X-Cape The Pain is their debut album and it was released in 1998 on No Mursy Records. Production on this dope record is done by Rik and Sess 4-5 of S.A.C. Mafia. The beats are gangsta and they flow very smoothly. The hooks and samples are all tight and they easily stand out. The lyrics are certainly up there as well. All members contribute constantly with their distinct tones and vicious rhymes. The album has one feature and its from Sess 4-5 of S.A.C. Mafia. Although its a short release lasting only 8 tracks, it does not hold back on the raw content. Also the only explicit cut is the intro and the rest are all free of profanity. Overall this is an example of a record that is solid in and out. The album managed to stay in the underground and went out of print very quickly.

Monday, February 2, 2009

DJ DMD - Thirty-Three: Live From Hiroshima

DJ DMD - Thirty-Three: Live From Hiroshima
DJ DMD is an accomplished rapper and producer from Port Arthur, TX. He was also a well known and respected affiliate of the dynamic duo known as the Underground Kingz. This album was the third and final release from DMD and the Inner Soul Clique. It was released in 2001 on Inner Soul Records. The dope production is provided by DMD himself. Once again he has no problem lacing the beats with some southern fried funk. He also provides his classic touch on the sizzling scratches and original mixes. The lyrics can range from laid back flows to hard hustling rhymes. Featuring on the album is Pimp C of UGK, DJ Screw, Mike D, Herb Keller, QB, D-Stone, Laboo, Ricky Diamondz, Suga B, Tucept, Reggie Cooper and Ashley Dorsey. Although DJ DMD concluded his career with the release of this album, his legacy will forever remain. He is regarded as one of the finest who have ever graced the mic along with the turntables. To honor his retirement, a greatest hits compilation was released in 2002 by Inner Soul Records called "Forty-Four: 3rd Coast Classics Vol. 1."

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